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Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am a pleased viewer of TVJ's 'All Together Sing' competition. I was thoroughly entertained right through the competition by the schools. They really brought it this season, and the creativity among them was very well portrayed in...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is with a heavy heart that I pen this response after reading Daniel Thwaites' column 'Sorry, not sorry' (Sunday Gleaner, December 10, 2017) I have to ask myself when Jamaica will progress.The events of Dudus's apprehension are...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Let's get serious and punish litterbugsTHE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness.I must commend the 'Nuh Dutty up Jamaica' initiative, however, I still think more can be done. I would like to make a few recommendations....

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

As critical as we are, sometimes we forget that our political representatives are human, just like us. They, too, are prone to err from time to time. Following Tuesday's presentation by an obviously emotional minister of national security, Robert...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was travelling along Oxford Rd last week when I saw that the Emancipation Park monument titled 'Redemption Song', located at the corner of Oxford Road and Knutsford Boulevard,...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

First, it is just disgusting that the specific amounts of compensation to named Tivolites are published. Is this the doing of The Gleaner only, or also of the Compensation Committee? This is an invasion of privacy. It sets up those named for...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The week of December 10, 2017, marks human-rights celebrations across the globe. It is timely that we in Jamaica awake to the wave of conservatism that negatively impacts the work of human rights."Palestinians switch off Christmas...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaicans do not deserve to be treated with the disregard shown by political parties. High-handedness and lack of accountability of failed projects have been strangling the island's economy. The latest is, of course, the National...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Orville Higgins, esteemed sports journalist on December 8, 2017, asked a very appropriate and rational question regarding supremacy in Jamaican schoolboy football, 'Are Olivier Shield champs really the best?'Mr Higgins also concluded...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In a recent Gleaner column by Opposition Spokesman on Tourism Wykeham McNeill titled 'Clearing the fog on tourism figures', it is most important that the air be cleared on the performance of the...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write with total dissatisfaction in response to your Gleaner headline 'Fearsome Four: MOE fits first set of violent schools with metal detectors', dated Thursday, November 16, 2017.I must indicate that the headline does not reflect...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:For those of us who have been painstakingly following the Pfizer v LASCO and Medimpex debacle, last week's ruling must certainly come as quite the shock. For the most part, the presiding judge demonstrated a wealth of knowledge about...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We cannot deny that police brutality does exist. Some police officers abuse their authority and pose a threat to the safety of our people. This is my reason to wholeheartedly support the concept...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am so distraught to learn that the Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS Branch in Michie Supermarket on Washington Boulevard will be closed in January 2018.This new innovative banking service was such a great idea, BNS, and this is one that...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:For those of us who have been painstakingly following the Pfizer vs. Lasco and Medimpex debacle, last week's ruling most certainly came as a shock. For the most part, the presiding judge demonstrated a wealth of knowledge about the...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With the high increase in murder rate with recording over 1,400 since the start of the year, we all should be in agreement including the churches with Prime Minister Andrew Holness and national security minister, Robert Montague's...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaicans can't help but to sensationalise every situation and the opposition can't help but to ride the smallest indiscretions for political mileage. Even if it means falsifying information and that is as pathetic as it is deceitful...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 11:13 PM

NYON, Switzerland (AP) -- Liverpool claimed the final spot in the pot of group winners going into the Champions League last 16 draw.The five-time European champions joined fellow former winners Barcelona and Manchester United, plus big spenders...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The exponents of the National Identification System (NIDS) have disingenuously framed the debate as'NIDS-no NIDS', where those who object are guilty of not supporting a national ID. This is...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There is broad optimism in Jamaica for the prospects of economic growth together with employment. This is understandable, as with economic growth comes an increase in standard of living, and more quality public goods such as...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Housing Agency of Jamaica has received reports that members of the public are being asked by a group known as the Portmore Villas Industrial...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I refer to a story titled 'Schools being retrofitted to improve disabled access' (Gleaner, December 4, 2017) in which the Ruel Reid, the education, youth and information minister, made remarks at the Abilities Foundation's Beauty...

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I strongly the believe the Government of Jamaica is missing the entire point with regard to the visit of the president of Dominican Republic to Jamaica.Minister of Foreign Affairs Kamina Johnson Smith said, in the Senate last Friday...

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It's a sad day for everybody that Lowell Hawthorne, founder of the Golden Trust bakery in the United States, committed suicide Saturday. We need to share with others and talk about things happening in our lives.When we are hurting,...

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Recently, a Cabinet minister made an appeal to the chief justice on the question of the grant of bail. The chief justice, quite properly, I thought, referred that minister to Parliament, which was the source of the recently minted...

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